Biology question

Posted by wpshooter @wpshooter, Apr 18, 2017

Can anyone tell me if it is biologically possible for large amounts of acid to be excreted into the stomach by the stress caused by bad dreams during sleep ?

Has any research been done on this topic ? If so, can you point me to the research and its findings ?

Thanks.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@wpshooter, I’ve been taking Trazodone for 5 years. I didn’t start dreaming a lot, until I added Ropinorole (Requip) for Restless Leg. One thing I will say is that I ran out of Trazodone while on vacation and found I couldn’t sleep. I really helps me!

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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Sounds like you are saying that it is habit forming or that you may become dependent on the Trazodone to sleep. Have you talked to anyone else who tends to confirm that this medicine may be habit forming ? Thanks.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@wpshooter, It isn’t supposed to be habit forming like so many others. It’s just that I need something to sleep. My Rheumatologist, who diagnosed my Sjogren’s, put me on it, since I was having trouble sleeping. He had me try different doses, until I found what was right for me. He said that it is very important for us to get enough sleep, or we will get worse physically. I didn’t want to take anything, but he convinced me that it was necessary.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@kyjeanne, Is advice to take something like Trazodone something that should be taken on the say of a regular M.D. or should it only be taken if advised to do so by a doctor specially trained in sleep disorders ? My MD is prescribing it for me and I am very hesitant to do this on his advice alone. Thanks.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@wpshooter, Well, my Rheumatologist prescribed mine, but all of my doctors, including the sleep study doctor, know that I’m on it. They have no problem with it. I was hesitant too, but he said it is better to take this than not – for health reasons, and I believe he is right. I don’t regret being on Trazodone at all. I don’t believe it is addicting either. When I was off it for awhile, I bought some Tylenol PM to help in the meantime, although it wasn’t as effective. I did not have any kind of withdrawal symptoms; I just wasn’t sleeping well without Trazodone. I hope that helps.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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Hi @wpshooter, I have been on Trazadone for several years. I only take half a pill in order to sleep. I have Sjogren’s, RA, fibro and restless leg. I have been a vivid dreamer all of my life, and I found the Trazadone actually helped to calm down my vivid dreams. I rarely take prednisone – only if I have a really bad RA flare. Prednisone gives me really bad insomnia and makes me hyper (I do tend to really clean and organize when I am on it, so that’s kinda a plus!). I find I do not sleep well without my Trazadone, but that is because my restless legs go wild, my dreams go wild and I feel my aches and pains more. I don’t know that one can get addicted to Trazadone, but I know I will continue to stay on the same since it does help me. Hope this was of help.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@blindeyepug: I ask about it being addictive because I found the following on the Internet:

“But monitoring a patient to decide the dosage is essential, because the drug has numerous side effects when it is abused, and has a potential to be very addictive. As both an antidepressant and a sleeping pill, Trazodone has now become the 17th-most abused drug in the USA.Aug 22, 2014”

Say has potential to be very addictive. But this was found on INTERNET, so should I take this with a grain of salt ?

Thanks.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@wpshooter On Connect, we cannot give medical advice and always advise that you are always in communication with your medical provider, especially when talking about stopping, weaning, or changing medication. However, we do have many members who share similar experiences and patient knowledge, which is a valuable resource. One of the most important things you can do as a patient is advocate for your health, and if that means getting a second opinion that is certainly something a lot of our members do.
Wishing you the best.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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@wpshooter I can only speak from my experience (and I also suggest only visiting reputable sites like Mayo Clinic and then sharing what you learn with your doctor). I have not found Trazadone to be addictive in my particular case. It has been very helpful to me, but I do take a rather small dose – just enough to take the edge off so I can sleep. I would be a complete wreck without getting good sleep! Prior to taking the Trazadone, I just could not get restful sleep. I strongly urge you to speak to your doctor or see a sleep specialist. Hope this helps.!

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@ @guener My mom has had Chron’s for years (has had two sections of her bowel removed). She is 83 and has been on Mercaptopurine for a number of years now and it has really helped. She was on other drugs – like prednisone – which did not help much and had horrible side affects. She does not seem to have any side affects with the Mercaptopurine. She also take Imodium once in the morning and two at night every day. This combo has greatly cut down on bowel accidents for her. Hope this was helpful.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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Both my psychiatrist and M.D. have prescribed this for me and it really helps most nights. I also take requip for restless legs.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @wpshooter,

Trazodone is an antidepressant, and is often prescribed in lower doses to ease insomnia and, as @sandytoes mentioned, because of it’s restful effect.
I take Trazodone at bedtime as well, and have not experienced any vivd dreams because of the drug. @blindeyepug @johnhans @ajgray @jay_baruch @lamerex4 @kyjeanne have written about Trazodone, and I wonder if they will join in to share their experiences while on this medication?

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Welcome to Connect @lknightb; thank you so much for joining in this discussion.

I also wanted to let you know that we have an active conversation about restless leg syndrome here, http://mayocl.in/2aWCYXq, should you have any questions, or just want to read shared experiences.

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